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TableTalksSpring 2013
PTC 233
 
Date, Time & Place Topic Presenters
Tues. Jan.8 @12
PTC 233
How do we get students to come to class prepared especially in content rich or content dry courses?
Elisabetta Fasella,
Bernie Brunner

 

Mon. Jan. 14 @4
PTC 233
How do we get students to come to class prepared especially in content rich or content dry courses?
Elisabetta Fasella,
Bernie Brunner
Tues. Jan. 22 @12
PTC 233
Why gradebook is useful and overcoming obstacles o its use. A discussion among faculty who use it, those who are just startling to use it and hose who are not yet using it.
Ruth Schemm,
Kelleen Flaherty,
Dana Pape-Zambito

Mon. Jan. 28@4
PTC 233
Why gradebook is useful and overcoming obstacles o its use. A discussion among faculty who use it, those who are just startling to use it and hose who are not yet using it.
Ruth Schemm,
Barbara Bendl,
Dana Pape-Zambito,
Ed Reimers
Tues. Jan. 29@12
PTC 233
How can we resolve the educational and cultural differences for new international students?
Brian Colfer,
Anil D'Mello

 

Mon. Feb. 4 @4
PTC 233
How can we resolve the educational and cultural differences for new international students?
Brian Colfer,
Anil D'Mello
Tues. Feb. 12 @12
PTC 233
How much do you know about online regulations and the USciences document/policy on online teaching that has been approved by the Commonwealth. This is relevant as we move to more online and blended learning. How do the curriculum committees consider these regulations when they are approving courses or programs?
John Connors,
Rochelle Mendonca
Mon. Feb. 18 @4
PTC 233
How much do you know about online regulations and the USciences document/policy on online teaching that has been approved by the Commonwealth. This is relevant as we move to more online and blended learning. How do the curriculum committees consider these regulations when they are approving courses or programs?
John Connors
Tues. Feb. 26 @12
PTC 233
Why are some programs growing while others are not? What questions should e be asking to understand these complex issues? The questions relate to changes in demand for programs, the public's perception of the field and of our university's program. How will facts help us to understand the situation?
Danny Benau,
Linda Robinson,
Barbara Elliott,
Richard Minoff


Mon. Mar. 4 @4
PTC 233
Spring Break
Why are some programs growing while others are not? What questions should e be asking to understand these complex issues? The questions relate to changes in demand for programs, the public's perception of the field and of our university's program. How will facts help us to understand the situation?
Danny Benau,
Barbara Elliott
Tues. Mar. 12 @12
PTC 233
How clarity in our directions to students might avoid plagiarism and thus avoid taking our student through the conduct process.
Carl Walasek,
Mark Bullock
Mon. Mar. 18 @4
PTC 233
How clarity in our directions to students might avoid plagiarism and thus avoid taking our student through the conduct process.
Carl Walasek,
Mark Bullock,
Karen Tietze
Tues. Mar. 26 @12
PTC 233
What is the new PharmD curriculum? This is meant to inform faculty who teach in general education. What will ready plus 4 mean?
Cathy Poon,
Diane Morel
Mon. Apr. 1 @4
PTC 233
What is the new PharmD curriculum? This is meant to inform faculty who teach in general education. What will ready plus 4 mean?
Cathy Poon,
Diane Morel
Tues Apr. 9 @12
PTC 233
Can it be easier to be green: sustainably in research and education at USciences: Why it is so necessary because of climate change.
Julie Becker
Mon. Apr. 15 @4
PTC 233
Can it be easier to be green: sustainably in research and education at USciences: Why it is so necessary because of climate change.
Julie Becker
 
 
 
Facutly Enrichment Workshops, January 2013

 

Date, Time & Place
Topic
Presenters
Thurs.Jan. 3rd
10-12 RH 101
TED talks: New lecture model
Julie Becker,
Phyllis Blumberg
Fri, Jan. 4th
10 -12, STC 147
Microsoft office
Rod Murray,
Joe Evanick,
Andrew Esposio
Rich Cosgriff
Fri, Jan. 4th
1 - 3, STC 147
Blackboard, LMS Assignment, exams and grade book
Rod Murray,
Joe Evanick,
Andrew Esposio
Rich Cosgriff
Mon. Jan. 7th
10 -12, STC 147
Blackboard: communication tools
Rod Murray,
Joe Evanick,
Andrew Esposio
Rich Cosgriff
Mon. Jan. 7th
2 - 4, RH 101
What you believe about teaching has implications for how you teach.
Phyllis Blumberg

 

 

 

TableTalks Fall 2012
PTC 233
Date, Time & Place
Topic
Presenters
Mon. Aug. 20th@4 STC 137
What do the HERI survey results mean and how can we improve the perceptions of faculty
Ken Liebowitz
Mon. Aug. 27th @4 PTC 233
What do the HERI survey results mean and how can we improve the perceptions of faculty
Jeanette McVeigh
Tues Sept. 4th @12 (Monday schedule)
PTC 233
Does the Honors program benefit USciences?
Justin Everett,
Sarah Spinler,
Shanaz Tejani-Butt
Mon. Sept. 10th @4
PTC 233
Does the Honors program benefit USciences?
Roy Robson,
Justin Everett,
Sarah Spinler,
Shanaz Tejani-Butt
Tues Sept. 18@12
PTC 233
Copyright and Course Reserves after the Georgia State Ruling on educational fair use, especially for courses that includes online resources
Mike Krasulski
Mon. Sept. 24th @4 PTC 233
Copyright and Course Reserves after the Georgia State Ruling on educational fair use, especially for courses that includes online resources
Mike Krasulski
Mon. Oct. 1st @4
PTC 233
The changes to the MCAT how this will impact course delivery for the long haul here at USciences. Will we be able to continue to be successful getting students into med school?
Steve Moelter,
Lisa Thayer,
Leslie Bowman
Tues. Oct. 9th @12
PTC 233
The changes to the MCAT how this will impact course delivery for the long haul here at USciences. Will we be able to continue to be successful getting students into med school?
Steve Moelter,
Lisa Thayer,
Leslie Bowman
Mon. Oct. 15th @4
PTC 233
What is right/wrong with our general education curriculum?
Laura Pontiggia,
Kevin Murphy
Tues. Oct. 23@12
PTC 233
What is right/wrong with our general education curriculum?
Laura Pontiggia,
Kevin Murphy
Pat Audet
Mon. Oct. 29@4
PTC 233
How are we doing with restructuring and transitions
Rod Wigent
Tues. Nov. 6 @12
PTC 233
How are we doing with restructuring and transitions
Rod Wigent
Andrew Peterson
Mon. Nov. 12@4
PTC 233
What is the impact of reduced budget on teaching and learning?
Shawn Curtin,
V. Torbica-Pophristic
Tues. Nov. 20@12
PTC 233
 
What is the impact of reduced budget on teaching and learning?
Shawn Curtin,
V. Torbica-Pophristic
Mon. Nov 26@4
PTC233
Why are some programs growing while others are not? What questions should we be asking to understand these complex issues? The questions related to changes in demand for programs, the public's perception of the field and of our university's program. How will facts help us to understand the situation?
Barbara Elliot
Richard Minoff
Linda Robinson
Danny Benau
Tues. Dec. 4@12
PTC 233
Why are some programs growing while others are not? What questions should we be asking to understand these complex issues? The questions related to changes in demand for programs, the public's perception of the field and of our university's program. How will facts help us to understand the situation?
Barbara Elliot
Richard Minoff
Linda Robinson
Danny Benau
Faculty Enrichment Workshops - Fall 2012

Please RSVP to Mary Rafferty, x 1168 m.raffer@usciences.edu

Date, Time & Place
Topic
Presenters
Wed. Aug. 15th
@10:15 - 12:00
RH 101
Course Planning, objectives, learning outcomes, and syllabi. Preparation for face to face traditional and online courses.
Phyllis Blumberg,
Kelly Flaherty
Wed. Aug. 15th
2:15 - 3:15
RH 101
Primer on the teaching - learning process
Phyllis Blumberg
Wed. Aug. 15h
3:30 - 4:30
RH 101
Why does assessing students play such an important part of our work with students?
Phyllis Blumberg
Fri. Aug. 17th
9:00 - 12:00
RH 101
Orientation to what educational technology you can use: Blackboard learning management system, what technology is in the classrooms, taping lectures, etc.
Rod Murray,
Rich Cosgriff,
Joe Evanick,
Andrew Esposito
Fri, Aug. 17th
1:00 - 2:15
RH 101
Introduction to Learning-centered Teaching, the preferred teaching approach as USciences.
Phyllis Blumberg
Fri. Aug. 17th
2:30 - 4:00
RH 101
Developing valid multiple choice tests.
Jean Sholtz,
Lisa Davis,
Sarah Spinler
Fri. Aug. 17th
4:00 - 4:30
RH 101
Finding a balance in your job including time for yourself and scholarship
Phyllis Blumberg
Mon. Aug. 20th
10:00 - 2:00
STC 145
Education Technology training on IPAD, Blackboard, course capture, what new equipment the classrooms have, etc.
Please reserve online as this includes lunch.
Rod Murray,
Rich Cosgriff,
Joe Evanick,
Andrew Esposito
 
Mon. Aug. 20th
2:30 - 3:45
STC 137
Getting students to take responsibility for their learning.
Phyllis Blumberg
Mon. Aug. 20th
4:00 - 5:00
STC 137
TableTalk informal discussion: What do the HERI survey results mean and how can we improve the perceptions of faculty.
Ken Liebowitz
Tues. Aug. 21st
9:30 - 10:30
STC 137
 
Moving from active learning to Learning-Centered Teaching
Alison Mostrom
Tues. Aug. 21st
3:15 - 4:30
RH 101
Preparing your dossier for Promotion & Tenure.
Andrew Peterson,
& others
Wed. Aug. 22nd
10:00 - 11:30
STC 137
Assessment of writing that gets results
Justin Everett
Wed. Aug. 22nd
11:30 - 1:00
STC 137
New Faculty advisor training
The importance of faculty advisors, knowing the different campus resources available to students, reviewing some general webadvisor screens as they pertain to advising, and discussing 5 transitional issues many college students face are just four of the topics this training will cover.
Professional Advisors
Wed. Aug. 22nd
1:00 - 2:00
STC 137
Editing your muliple-choice tests with data from item analysis
Linda Robinson
Wed. Aug. 22nd
3:00 - 4:00
STC 137
Advising pre-med students
Suzanne Murphy,
Lisa Thayer,
Leslie Bowman,
Kevin Wolbach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talking About Teaching Days
Week of May 7 - 11, 2012

Please RSVP to Mary Rafferty, x 1168 m.raffer@usciences.edu

Date, Time & Place
Topic
Presenters
Monday, May 7th
9- 12
STC 147
Blackboard LMS Getting started.
Rod Murray,
Joseph Evanick,
Andrew Esposito
Monday, May 7th
11 - 12
RH 101
Applying for promotion and tenure
Paula Kramer,
Paul Halpern,
Peter Harvison
Monday, May 7th
3 - 4:30
STC 147
Angel to Blackboard Course Migration
Rod Murray,
Joseph Evanick,
Andrew Esposito
Tuesday, May 8th
9 - 11:30
STC 147
Blackboard LMS: Assignments, Exams and Gradebook
Rod Murray,
Joseph Evanick,
Andrew Esposito
Tuesday, May 8th
11:30 - 12:30
Glasser 201
Beginning the process of writing for publication
Kelly Flaherty
Tuesday, May 8th
2 - 4
STC 147
Blackboard LMS: Content Collection
Rod Murray,
Joseph Evanick,
Andrew Esposito
Wednesday, May 9th
2 - 3:30
RH 101
Assessing teaching: Way Beyond Just Student Course Evaluations
Phyllis Blumberg
Thursday, May 10th
10 - 11
RH 101
Assessing the Efficacy of Learning-Centered Teaching
Alison Mostrom,
Phyllis Blumberg
Thursday, May 10th
1 - 3
STC 147
Blackboard Collaborate (web conferencing, aka Elluminate)
Rod Murray,
Joseph Evanick,
Andrew Esposito
Thursday, May 10th
3 - 4:30
STC 147
Using Free Statistical software package called R
Carl Walasek
Friday, May 11th
9 - 10:30
Griffith 208N
Angel to Blackboard Course Migration
Rod Murray,
Joseph Evanick,
Andrew Esposito
Friday, May 11th
1-3
Wilson 205 etc.
Poster session on education innovations
Showcasing the Leahy and Bright Idea nominations

Judging for the awards will take place during the poster session
Refreshments will be provided

 

Faculty Enrichment Workshops March 2012
Please RSVP to Mary Raffery, x 1168 m.raffer@usciences.edu

 

Date, Time & Place
Topic
Presenters
Monday, March 5,
9:30 - 12
STC 147
Blackboard LMS:
Getting started
Andrew Esposito,
Joe Evanick,
Amy McLaughlin
Monday,
March 5,
1-5
Physics Lab
STC 202
STEM faculty to evaluate adequacy of materials form Hands on Labs, Inc. for first two years courses for use in our regular labs, make-up labs or possibly as part of an online or blended course. Each hour starts with a short description of what is in the kit and then faculty in that discipline will be free to explore the kit to test if it meets their needs. Kits will be provided. All faculty are welcome to observe.
1-2 Biological Sciences/Microbiology faculty -
Dr. Jim Brown from Ocean County College will give the overview

2:15 - 3 Chemistry faculty -
Dr. Jim Brown from Ocean County College will give the overview

3:15 - 4 Environmental Sciences -
Professor Erica Kipp Pace University

4:15 - 5 Physics -
Dr. Peter Jeschofnig Hands on Labs

Tuesday,
March 6,
10 - 11
STC 147
Office 2010
Andrew Esposito
Tuesday,
March 6,
1 - 3
RH 101
FERPA
Student Privacy Protection:
Overview; Obligations; Options

Concern with the protection of the personal information has increased in society during recent years, however, in education the federal government legislated protections for student records 38 years ago.

This development workshop will provide an Overview of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, (FERPA). This is the major federal law governing the privacy of student information. The Obligations of the University and its employees will be reviewed, and practical Options for compliance will be presented.
Alan Sims
Wednesday,
March 7,
10- 11
RH 101

 

New admission models, predicting our next class
Barbara Elliott
Wednesday,
March 7,
2 - 5
STC 147

 

Blackboard LMS:
Getting started
Andrew Esposito,
Joe Evanick,
Amy McLaughlin
Thursday,
March 8,
2 - 3
STC 147
Blackboard LMS - Content Collection

The Blackboard Content System is a file repository with several sophisticated features for working with content. The training session will explain the benefits of using the content collection and then show users how to upload their own files. This is not a beginner-level course. Introduction to Blackboard is a prerequisite.


At the completion of this training, attendees will be able to successfully:

Understand the value of the Content Collection
Upload files to the Content Collection
Add Content Collection files to courses
Update files in the Content Collection
Share Content Collection files with others
Prerequisites: Introduction to Blackboard

Rod Murray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TableTalks Spring 2012
PTC 233

 

Date, Time & Place
Topic
Presenters
Tues. Jan. 17
@12 PTC 233
What faculty and staff can expect from the Presidential search process (i.e. information flow, what can be communicated, and not to talk about the next candidates) nd why confidentiality concerns make the process less transparent
Elisabeth Morlino,
Mickey Cohen
 
Mon. Jan. 23
@4 PTC 233
How effective are we in our new branding efforts
Maria Buehler
Mon. Jan. 31
@12 PTC 233
How effective are we in our new branding efforts
Maria Buehler
Mon. Feb. 6
@4 PTC 233
What do faculty and staff need to know about the whole Middle States accreditation process?
Peter Miller,
Jill Pfeiffenberger
Tues. Feb. 14
@12 PTC 233
What do faculty and staff need to know about the whole Middle States accreditation process?
Peter Miller,
Jill Pfeiffenberger
Mon. Feb. 20
@4 PTC 233
Having students do presentations when they are in large-classes
Joan Tarloff
Tues. Feb. 28
@12 PTC 233
Having students do presentations when they are in large-classes
Joan Tarloff
Mon. Mar. 5
@4 PTC 233
Where are we going with mobile learning systems, what strategies do we have to maximize their effective use in teaching and learning?
Mark Nestor,
Rod Murray
 
Tues. Mar. 13
@12 PTC 233
Where are we going with mobile learning systems, what strategies do we have to maximize their effective use in teaching and learning?
Mark Nestor,
Rod Murray
 
Mon. Mar. 19
@4 PTC 233
Should we strive for a uniform policy about workload across the university? What might be in this policy?
Voki Torbica-Pophristic,
Rod Wigent
Tues. Mar. 27
@12 PTC 233
Should we strive for a uniform policy about workload across the university? What might be in this policy?
Voki Torbica-Pophristic,
Rod Wigent
Mon. Apr. 2
@4 PTC 233
Our experiences and our students' experiences with the IPAD pilot project
Lora Packel,
Catherine Bentzley,
Jeanette McVeigh
Tues. Apr. 10
@12 PTC 233
Our experiences and our students' experiences with the IPAD pilot project
Lora Packel,
Catherine Bentzley
Mon. Apr. 16
@4 PTC 233
Using the VALUES rubrics (nationally validated sets of rubrics on core competence's for college graduates) to assess students and their progress in a program: a work in progress/early work
Pat Audet,
Brian Colfer
Tues. Apr. 24
@12 PTC 233
Using the VALUES rubrics (nationally validated sets of rubrics on core competence's for college graduates) to assess students and their progress in a program: a work in progress/early work
Pat Audet,
Brian Colfer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty Enrichment Workshops, January 2012

Date, Time & Place
Topic
Presenters
Wed. Jan. 4
9 - 10:30
STC 147
Hands on Prezi training - Prezi presentations are less linear and more graphic.) Participants should bring an electronic version of a powerpoint presentations to transfer into a Prezi presentation Jason Porter

Wed. Jan. 4
11 - 12
RH 101

 

SmartDraw demonstration - SmartDraw is a visual processing program that has templates to make presentation, time charts, and concept maps. It also has many templates for concepts in health and science. Individuals need to purchase this software on their own; we do not have a site licenses for it. For more information see
http://www.smartdraw.com/training/how-to/presentations/

http://smartdraw.com/examples/#/examples/Healthcare/Anatomy-Worksheets

SmartDraw
Vendor
Wed. Jan. 4
2 -3
STC 147
Panopto and Mediasite - hands on training - (how to make and edit videos). Rich Cosgoff
Thurs. Jan. 5
10 - 11:30
RH 101
Panel discussion and dialogue on learning centered teaching: Are faculty being recognized for their efforts in using these approaches?

What would motivate you to use more learning-centered teaching
How and where should your learning centered teaching be documented
Suzanne Murphy,
Ed Reimers,
Fred Schaefer
Thurs. Jan. 5
12 - 3
STC 148
Getting started with Blackboard -
This session is offered again on Mon. Jan 9th
Rod Murray,
Joe Evanick,
Amy McLaughlin
Thurs. Jan. 5
2 - 3:30
STC 147
Copyright issues for faculty - What do faculty need to know about copyright issues Mike Krasulski
     
Mon. Jan. 9
9 - 12
STC 147
Getting started with Blackboard Rod Murray,
Joe Evanick,
Amy McLaughlin
Mon. Jan. 9
2 - 3
STC 147
M. Buehler's top 10 tips to use social media for personal branding Maria Buehler
Tues. Jan. 10
10 - 12
RH 101
Educational Partnering: Mentoring Students in Higher Education with career choices Kimberly Bryant
Tues. Jan. 10
1 - 2
RH 101
Slide-ology. A new way to think about and deliver presentations and use more graphic or pictorial slides in presentations based on the book by a famous graphic designer Justin Everett
Wed. Jan. 11
9 - 10:30
STC 147
Using Turning Point effectively.
Turning Point is our software to use clickers in your classes.

Rich Cosgoff
Wed. Jan. 11
11 - 12
STC 148
Using Twitter for educational purposes. Please bring your cell phone. Cristina Hanganu-Bresch,
Brian Kirschner
Wed. Jan. 11
2 - 4
WDL 134
Teaching or assessing writing in the General Education courses Justin Everett
Thurs. Jan. 12
9 - 12
STC 147
Advanced Blackboard - This session will cover gradebook, online quizzes and assignment Rod Murray,
Joe Evanick,
Amy McLaughlin
Thurs. Jan. 12
2 - 4
WDL 134
Nuts and bolts of educational program assessment to prepare better assessment reports including qualitive data analysis

Claudia Parvanta
Phyllis Blumberg

 

 

 

Faculty Enrichment Series
August 2011

Date, Time & Place
Topic
Presenters

Wed. Aug 17
10-11:30
RH 101

Getting students to take responsibility for their learning

Phyllis Blumberg

2 - 3
RH 101

How do we teach these millennial? Who are our students

BJ Cunningham
Carol Maritz

3- 4
RH 101

4 pillars of technology

Mark Nester

Thurs. Aug 18
9 - 12
STC 147

Blackboard Beginners Workshop

Rod Murray
Joe Evanick

2 - 3:30
RH 101

How do you know your courses are meeting their goals How to assess your courses

Bernie Brunner,
Lia Vas,
Madhu Mahalingam

Fri. Aug 19
9 - 12
STC 147

Blackboard Refresher Workshop

Rod Murray,
Joe Evanick

1 - 2
RH 101

Advising pre-medical and pre-health professions students

Bill Law,
Suzanne Murphy,
Lisa Thayer

 

Mon. Aug. 22
10 - 11
RH 101

Completing your dossier for Promotion & Tenure

Joan Tarloff,
Paul Halpern

2 - 4
RH 101

Assessment 1: Effective multiple choice question tests

Lisa Davis,
Sarah Spinler

Tues. Aug. 23
10 - 11:30
STC 137

Assessment 2: Understanding the statistics from multiple choice questions tests

Linda Robinson

12 - 1
PTC 233

Table Talk: Informal discussion on How can we overcome the student Stereotype that courses that are not required for their major should be easy courses to boast their GPA?

Joe Ruane,
Bob Boughner

2 - 3:30
Glasser 201

Assessment 3: Authentic assessment on project that require writing

Christine Flanagan,
Sue Wainwright

Wed. Aug 24
10 - 11
STC 147

How to meet when you or your students are not on campus using technologies such as videotaping or webbings

Dan Benau,
Kelly Flaherty,
Mark Nestor

11 - 12:30
STC 137
Training on advising - this training is only for new faculty who will be advising first and second year students? Professional Academic Advisors

 

 

 

 

 

 

TableTalks Fall 2011
PTC 233
Second Floor PharmTox conference room
next to Kitchen Area

 

Date, Time & Place
Topic
Presenters
Tues. Aug 23
@12
PTC 233
How can we overcome the students stereotype that courses that are required for their major should be easy courses to boast their GPA
Joe Ruane
Bob Boughner
Mon. Aug. 29
@4
PTC 233
How can we overcome the students stereotype that courses that are required for their major should be easy courses to boast their GPA
Joe Ruane
Bob Boughner
Tues. Sept. 6 @12
PTC 233
Assessing general education: Our overall plans and timetable
Peter Miller
Mon. Sept. 12 @4
PTC 233
Assessing general education: Our overall plans and timetable
Peter Miller
Tues. Sept. 20 @12
PTC 233
Leadership in this year of transition
Russ DiGate
Mon. Sept. 26
@4
PTC 233
Leadership in this year of transition
Russ DiGate
Mon. Oct. 3
@4
PTC 233
Are we realistic in our research expectations? How competitive are we in attracting research money?
Karen Mitchell,
Alix Timko
Shanaz Tejani-Butt
Mon. Oct. 11 @12
PTC 233
Are we realistic in our research expectations? How competitive are we in attracting research money?
Karen Mitchell,
Alix Timko
Shanaz Tejani-Butt
Tues. Oct. 18
@12
PTC 233
Creating order in the chaos that we nw have in terms of documentation and accessing policies and materials coming from he Senate, committees and Councils

Michael J. Krasulski,
Jill A. Pfeiffenberger
 
Tues. Oct. 24
@4
PTC 233
Creating order in the chaos that we nw have in terms of documentation and accessing policies and materials coming from he Senate, committees and Councils
Michael J. Krasulski,
Jill A. Pfeiffenberger
 
Mon. Nov. 1
@12
PTC 233
How effective are our new branding efforts?
Maria T. Buehler,
Barbara Elliott
Mon. Nov. 7
@4
PTC 233
How effective are our new branding efforts?
Maria T. Buehler,
Tues. Nov. 15
@12
PTC 2333
Can rubrics assess information literacy for the skills part of General Education:
Leslie Bowman,
Alison Mostrom,
Jason Porter,
Kevin Wolbach,
Catherine Purzycki
 
Mon. Nov. 21
@4
PTC 233
Can rubrics assess information literacy for the skills part of General Education:
Leslie Bowman,
Alison Mostrom,
Jason Porter,
Kevin Wolbach,
Catherine Purzycki
 
Tues. Nov. 29
@12
PTC 233
What has been the impact/success of the Misher General Studies and Misher Pre-professional Studies programs?
Leslie Bowman,
Suzanne Murphy,
Laura Mandos
Mon. Dec. 5
@4
PTC 233
What has been the impact/success of the Misher General Studies and Misher Pre-professional Studies programs?
Leslie Bowman,
Suzanne Murphy,
Laura Mandos



Week of May 9 - 13, 2011

Date, Time & Place

Topic

Presenters

Mon. May 9th
10 - 11
Stc 147

Pedagogical aspects of blended learning: tips and techniques

Amy McLaughlin

Mon.May 9th
1-3
RH 102

Developing your dossier for Promotion and Tenure: Advice from those who just got promoted and those on the P&T committee

Sue Wainwright, Joan Tarloff,
Zhijun Li

Tues.May 10th
10:30 - 11:30
RH 101

Blackboard Preview Tour

Rod Murray
Joe Evanick

Tues. May 10th
1-2
RH 101

Using courses capture effectively to learning

Cathy Poon, Kevin Wolbach, Gil Zink, Rod Murray

Wed. May 11th
11 - 12
RH 101

Creative Online Asynchronous Teaching

Kelleen Flaherty

Thurs. May 12th
10 - 11
STC 147

Using Prezy.
Please bring a powerpoint presentation to migrate it to Prezy

Amy McLaughlin

Thurs. May 12th
1:30 - 4
STC Atrium

Dialogues on teaching and learning the skills of oral, written, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving in both general education and in advanced courses within the majors and professional programs

To foster real sharing, please bring materials you use in courses to teach, practice or assess this skill
Please RSVP that you are coming and indicate which skill you want to discuss, working groups will be determined by registration

Phyllis Blumberg

Fri. May 13th
10 - 11
RH 101

Building a broader base for assessing your teaching on your AFE

Phyllis Blumberg

Fri. May 13th
1:30 - 3:30
Wilson 205, etc.

Poster session on education innovations
Showcasing the Leahy and Bright Idea nominations

Judging for the awards will take place during the poster session
Refreshments will be provided
Please RSVP to Mary Rafferty (x1168 or m.raffer@usp.edu)

 

 

 

 

TableTalks Spring 2011
Griffith 262
*Room exceptions are underlined

Date, Time & Place Topic Presenters
Mon. Jan 10 at 4
GRI 262
Teaching a course outside your expertise Kevin Murphy
Steve Metraux
Tues. Jan 18 at 12
GRI 262
Teaching a course outside your expertise Kevin Murphy
Steve Metraux
Mon. Jan 24 at 4
GRI 262
What are 'writing-intensive' courses and how might they change the way you teaching and assess students? Justin Everett
Tues. Feb. 1 at 12
GRI 262
What are 'writing-intensive' courses and how might they change the way you teaching and assess students? Justin Everett
Mon. Feb. 7 at 4
GRI 262
Should old exams be made available Joan Tarloff,
Gil Zink,
Anil D'Mello
Tues. Feb. 15 at 12
GRI 262
Should old exams be made available Joan Tarloff,
Anil D'Mello
Mon. Feb. 21 at 4
RH 100
Planning and living with renovations to instructional space Fred Schaefer
Paula Kramer

Tues. Mar. 1 at 12

GRI 262

Planning and living with renovations to instructional space Fred Schaefer
Paula Kramer
Mon. Mar. 14 at 4
GRI 262
The dilemma of offering innovative, authentic assessment in programs where students need to pass traditional multiple choice, license exams

Sue Wainwright

Jean Scholtz

Mon. Mar. 22 at 12
RH 100
The dilemma of offering innovative, authentic assessment in programs where students need to pass traditional multiple choice, license exams

Sue Wainwright

Jean Scholtz

Mon. Mar. 28 at 4
RH 100
Faculty roles in recruiting incoming students- What is effective, not as effective Dianna Collins
Bill Law
Tues. Apr 5 at 12
GRI 262
Faculty roles in recruiting incoming students- What is effective, not as effective Admissions personnel
Bill Law
Tues. Apr. 12 at 12
RH 100
The impact and results of Senate or Senate Committee decisions: successes and those not as successful Roy Robson
Elisabeth Morlino
Mon. Apr. 18 at 4
RH 100
The impact and results of Senate or Senate Committee decisions: successes and those not as successful Roy Robson
Elisabeth Morlino
Mon. Apr. 25 at 4
GRI 262
Journaling and other self-reflective methods as a way to foster teaching improvement Therese Johnston
Tues. May 3 at 12
GRI 262
Journaling and other self-reflective methods as a way to foster teaching improvement Therese Johnston

Faculty Enrichment Workshops
March 2011


Please RSVP to Mary Raffery, x 1168 m.raffer@usp.edu

Date, Time & Place Theme & Topic Presenters

Mon. Mar. 7

10-12
WDL 133

Developing scoring rubrics to efficiently grade papers, essays and still provide useful feedback to the students


To get the most of this session, please bring examples of student work on the same assignment that reflects three levels of achievement: a student product that falls below, one that is at minimal level expectations and one that is at the top or exceeds expectations.

 

Justin Everett
Mon. Mar. 7
1:30 - 3:30
WDL 119
A consensus conference to implement one of the major tenets of the Misher College Strategic Plan: learning-centered teaching

All Misher College faculty are encouraged to attend and to bring examples of how they implement learner-centered teaching currently.
Phyllis Blumberg
Tues. Mar. 8
11 -12
RH 101
Developing good multiple choice questions Sara Spinler
Lisa Davis
Tues. Mar. 8
2:00 - 4:30
WDL 119
Dialogues on teaching and learning the skills of oral, written communication, critical thinking, and problem solving in both general education and in advance courses within the majors and professional programs

To foster real sharing, please bring materials you use in courses to teach, practice or assess this skill. Please RSVP that you are coming and indicate which skill you want to discuss, working groups will be determined by registration.
Phyllis Blumberg
Wed. Mar. 9
10 - 11
STC 147
Using our Journal List as a current awareness tool

Want to know the latest development in your area of expertise or when one of the prime movers in your field publishes something new? We will be looking at the features in our journal list that enable us to see the tables of contents of periodical to which we subscribe, and to set up profiles to have these tables of contents delivered automatically to our email
Gina Kaiser
Wed. Mar. 9
2:00 - 3:30
RH 101
An Instructional Strategy to Improve Problem solving

Madhu Mahalingam, Elisabetta Fasella,
Elisabeth Morlino
  Technology Focus

Thurs. Mar. 10
10 - 11
STC 137
Best practices for blended learning Joe Evanick
Thurs. Mar. 10
11:30 - 12:30
STC 137

The Rollout of Blackboard:
timetable, Blackboard advantages

Rod Murray

Thurs. Mar. 10
2:00 3:00
STC 337

 

Using Angel to get students to follow paperless directions Miriam Gilbert-Diaz
Fri. Mar. 11
10 - 11:30
STC 147
Using Course Capture through Panopto at you own desk

Faculty should sign up for this in advance so an account can be set up so this can be a hands-on experience for faculty
Joseph Evanick
Fri. Mar. 11
2:00 - 3:30
STC 147
Google Apps: Introducing our Public Domain Rod Murray

 



Explanations of some of the different types of events:

1. Table Talk Discussion Series

These will be informal discussions, sharing ideas and mutual problem solving. Each topic will be offered twice to attempt to accommodate teaching schedules. Light refreshments will be served. All faculty, including part time or adjunct faculty are welcome to come.

T4: TableTalk: Teaching and Technology
Co-sponsored by:
the Teaching and Learning Technology Roundtable and the Center for Extended and Distance Learning

T5: TableTalk: Teaching: Tips and Techniques

2. Workshops for Graduate Student Instructors
All current graduate student instructors are required to attend these monthly sessions. Other graduate students are welcome.

3. Talking about Teaching
An annual event held in the spring that focuses on increasing teaching skills and exchange for information among the faculty. Refreshments will be served. All faculty, including part time or adjunct faculty are welcome to come.

4. Workshops
Although workshops are usually offered to a specific audience, other interested people may attend. Please check with the Teaching and Learning Center prior to participating.

 

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